Michael Thick

Michael Thick

Michael is the chief clinical officer for the National Programme for IT, and senior medical advisor to the Choose and Book and PACS (picture archiving and communication system) programmes.

He has developed numerous clinically-led systems within the NHS including working with the end of life team at The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust to co-design Coordinate My Care, a shared end of life care register. He’s also been instrumental across various successful clinical, informatics and research initiatives, including the introduction of the ‘clinical five’ into the Department of Health’s 2008 health informatics review – a basis for fundamental clinical functionality within a hospital today.

After qualifying as a doctor in 1976 from Cambridge University, he went on to become director of liver and renal transplantation at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle, and served as chairman of the IM&T Strategy Committee for the city’s hospitals. Michael now leads IMS MAXIMS with continued focus on clinical excellence, and applies his valuable insight and experience into software design, product development and change programmes for healthcare providers.